Once Upon an Artifact is a community-friendly collaboration between Johnson County Community College and the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center. JCCC faculty will explore Johnson County history from a variety of disciplinary lenses in a series of 20-minute presentations centered on artifacts in the Johnson County Museum and the diverse stories behind them. The event is free and open to the public.
In addition to the presentation, attendees will enjoy a performance by Boxcar Brethren, and self-guided tours of the museum, including the special exhibit "TRAINS: Transportation and the Transformation of Johnson County." This event is free and open to the public!
Schedule: 5:30 – 6:00 PM – Musical performance by Boxcar Brethren 5:55 – 6:10 PM – Opening remarks 6:15 – 6:35 PM – Session I 6:45 – 7:05 PM – Session II 7:15 – 7:35 PM – Session III 7:35 – 8:00 PM – Self-guided museum tours
Presenters: Erin Gould, Anthropology—What’s Food Got to Do with It? Movement and Anthropology
Andrea Broomfield, English—From Strang Line to across State Line: How Liquor Laws Influenced Kansans’ Options for a Night Out on the Town
Doug Texter, English—Danger! Railroad Passenger and Employee Safety in Nineteenth Century America
Marianne Kunkel, English—Can’t You Hear the Whistle Blowing?: The Call of Trains in Children’s Literature
Terry Harrison, National Academy of Railroad Sciences (NARS)—The Railroad History Hall: A Timeline of the American Railroad Heritage